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this is al jazeera america. live from new york city. i'm tony harris with a look at today's top stories. >> no one gets everything they want in a negotiation. >> there's plenty of talk but still no concrete action. the government shutdown is taking its toll on national parks and some groups are considering drastic measures to get them reopen. and the libbian prime minister was taken by an opposition group and then let go. ♪
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a day of dire warnings, tough talk and deadlines. treasury secretary jack lew warned congress that failing to raise the debt ceiling would cause irrevocable damage to the economy. the republicans proposed raising the debt ceiling for six weeks. meanwhile wall street, wow, a rocketship-like ride today. the dow closing the day up 322 points. what a trading day. mike viqueira is at the white house for us. and mike, to the extent you can, put us in the room. in about 30 minute's time the president is going to meet with house republicans, what can we expect? >> it started today this morning. there is a glimmer of hope now
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tony. it's all vague, it's all taking shape, but the stock market reacting to the fact that for the first time in how long has it been, some two weeks, there is some wiggle room now on both sides of this of the house gop and here at the white house as well. a lot yet to be decided. a lot up in the air at this point, but there is a possibility, glimmer of hope that the end is in site at least for the next six weeks. that's what john boehner put in proposal today. a six-week extension of the debt limit. relatively clean, and evidently it is still being written and changed, but john boehner emerged from that meeting, and here is what he had to say. >> so what we want to do is offer to the president today the ability to move a temporary increase in the debt ceiling in agreement to go to conference on
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the budget, for his willingness to sit down and discuss with us a way forward to reopen the government and start to deal with america's pressing problems. >> tony that is the starting point when they meet here in about a half hour's time. the president's spokesman indicated to the surprise of some, because this leaves alone the question of the government shutdown, no one is talking about ending the government shutdown, we have heard all of that rhetoric over the last several days, the government shutdown is untouched, but his spokesmen lead us to believe that he could sign a clean proposal. >> all right. earlier today the president met with senate democrats, remembers of his own party and my guess is what we're talking about now
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didn't go over well, wasn't an easy sale for the president >> we just saw harry reid, and he has carried the load here. he has been the tough guy in the senate, saying no time and time again. trying to break a solid wall of democratic opposition, but there are signs today that many democrats are unhappy with the way this is developing. nancy pelosi lead house democrats here. it was their turn yesterday evening. today she appeared before cameras and wasn't all that thrilled with this short-term six-week expension. let's listen. >> well, again, we have to see the whole package, but it certainly isn't very smart and i would think that the market, wall street and anybody who pace attention to the full faith in credit would say that is one of their worst ideas. >> so there is a calculus, how
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many votes on the republican side, how many on the democratic side? we have talked about the ideology driven pacs, they are giving republicans a pass on this. the republicans can vote yes for this six-week extension. so another positive sign if you are looking for any way out of this debt ceiling impasse. >> thank you mike. jack lew says not raising the debt ceiling could have potentially catastrophic effects on the economy. what was the treasury trying to achieve in his talk -- testimony before congress this morning. >> he sort of was trying to bang heads together. all governments -- all of them around the world, they always spend more than they bring in, particularly the president of the united states.
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to get around that they borrow money, and people all over the world buy their debts and expect to get paid back. however, on october 17th, basically the united states is going to run out of the ability to spend any money. they are not going to be able to borrow anymore to pay off the obligations that already signed off on. only the congress can raise that debt ceiling, and there's a threat now that they might not do that. politicians seem to think that the government is still getting money in through taxes and if it is careful it is prioritize its spending and everything will be okay. jack lew's job was to go there and say no, no, no. you can't do that. there hasn't been a congress in 224 years that hasn't lifted the u.s. debt ceiling, and quoting ronald reagan, he said the full faith and credit of the united states is quite literally even after 2011 when standard &
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poor's slightly reduced the credit rating, that is still one of united states greatest assets. take a listen. >> if congress fails to meet its responsibility. it could deeply damage financial markets, and the jobs and savings of millions of americans. i have a responsibility to be transparent with congress and the american people about these issues. for these reasons i have repeatedly urged congress to take action immediately. >> that's pretty hard speak there. >> yeah. yeah. here is the question. we have heard -- and you have heard this as well from some republicans, it's no big deal if the united states goes beyond the 17th of october and falls into technical default.
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what did jack lew say about that? >> jack lew made the point that this really can't happen and it would be a big problem and it's not a small issue, and he listed some of the things that would not be able to be met if the debt ceiling is not raised, and there is a bit of a washing list here. food stamps wouldn't get paid, social security wouldn't go out, military wouldn't be paid. feder federal salaries wouldn't be paid, but the worst thing is that the bondholders around the world, countries and companies who bought american debt wouldn't get their interest payments that they are expecting and relying on, and that's why it would have a knockdown effect around the world and cause a potential recession around the world. that's why they think it is so serious. and in 1979 there was an -- >> technical default. >> yes, and interest rates shot
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up by 60 basis points, and that was just because of a computer glitch. so economists around the world believe if this was to be done deliberately there would be serious global ramifications, because it comes down to trust. if you go out to dinner and put it on the credit card, when the bill comes in, you say i'm not paying that, and you would be in jail. and that's effectively what is happening on a global scale. >> wonder if what is driving this moment that we seem to be approaching, where there might be a deal has more concern with every day americans and them getting the checks you outlined, or the concerns for bondholders around the world? >> i think both issues are colliding now. they are coming together. >> sure. >> they are both equally
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serious, but i think economists are phoning up from all parts of the globe and saying don't do this. don't risk it. >> i think you are right. and clearly look at wall street this dow up 300 points. >> 2-point-something percent. and that is just a snapshot because if they don't come to a deal that will be red tomorrow. >> oh, they will come to a deal. thanks, john. national parks and other nonessentially services are closed. in utah five counties have declared a state of emergency due to the oh closure of the parks. joining me is the commissioner of san juan county in utah. mr. commissioner, thank you so much for your time. san juan county, declared a state of emergency -- first of
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all how difficult was it to take this decision, and tell me about the drivers that lead you to take this action. >> the decision to declare the state of emergency wasn't difficult, because the parks shut down with hardly a moment's notice and immediately the businesses that rely on the tourism industry -- and if you have been in southern utah in october you know it's a beautiful time to be here, and those businesses were impacted almost immediately. was talking to a gentlemen that was working at the arena. he said he was halfway done filling up a houseboat and a guy came up and said shut down the pump. so that wasn't a hard decision for us. >> let me ask you this question, how frustrating is it for you to hear that -- that the politicians in washington may be coming to an agreement to raise
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the debt ceiling but have not come to an agreement to reopen the government? >> well, you know, it's frustrating, i guess as an american -- that's frustrating. at the county level, as -- as an elected local if i reca recall -- official, we are taking the position that we're also a government and have a responsibility to our citizens. we're saying we don't need the federal government in order to get up and run our businesses and our live, and that's why we took this to a local level and tried to handle things here at home. >> yeah. let me understand this. you want to open the parks yourselves, and run it with state funds. that possible to do? have you heard from the governor
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on your plan? >> the governor has been very helpful, and has been very active from the -- you know, after a few days into the -- into the shutdown, we were ahead of that, saying we'll run this with county funds and county personnel, of course we're not going to open up facilities and all of those things. we want to be able to get people to come into the parks and monuments, in a lot of cases you drive through, get out take a picture of a natural bridge, get back in your car and keep driving. very limited just to keep people in the parks because they had plans to be there in the first place. >> how many people are impacted by this, in your country? >> well, in our county. 15,000 people live here. so already we're a small number politically. we don't carry much clout, but all of us are impacted directly or indirectly.
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those impacted directly, we're talking probably 150 businesses and the employees that work for those businesses. >> well, mr. commissioner you carry some clout with us. commissioner thank you for your time, appreciate it. >> yeah, i really appreciate the phone call. libbian prime minister has returned to work hours after being abducted at gunpoint. he was taken from his home in the capitol allegedly by members of an armybacked militia. >> reporter: the libbian prime minister released less than 24 hours after his abduction from tele-tripoli hotel. he appealed for calm. >> translator: we hope this matter will be treated with wisdom and rationality. there are many things that need dealing with. >> reporter: confusion remains. the prime minister was set free after two militia brigades
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threatened to use force against his captors. but who were the motives? last saturday's us-lead raid to capture an al-qaeda suspect angered many libbians. they accused the government of colluding with the u.s. military although this was denied. the prime minister is thought to have issued checked to military guards who had been blocking an oil refinery in east libby. up to 150 gunmen are said to have laid siege to the hotel at the time. he is said to offer no resistance as he was issued away. >> people came from papers to
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rae -- with papers to arrest the prime minister. >> reporter: but they said no arrest war rent had been issued. what emerged is the disturbing picture of a weak central government. and a kidnapping at the highest level of government where no official appears to be safe. egypt's foreign ministry says the suspension of some u.s. military aid raises question to the u.s.'s commitment to egypt's freedom. some of the big ticket items being withheld with app achy helicopters, but the u.s. has been providing about
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$1.5 billion of aid to egypt for the last three decades. ♪ good afternoon, i'm meteorologist dave warren, taking a break to talk about the weather right now. big storm off of the coast of north carolina causing problems from chesapeake bay to delaware bay in new york. there is some rain out there, be it is really the wind having a big impact on this tidal flooding situation. northeast wind around this storm, which has not moved, and that really piles up the water here in the back bay. the water comes in for a high tide, and cannot go out. that has been the sereries that we have seen here. this is a tidal graph here of cape maine. that is what has been going over. each high tide we're getting
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minor to moderate tidal flooding, that will happen tonight and tomorrow as well. coastal flood warnings and advisories remain in effect. also we have rain coming down, radar showing periods of rain, and bans that continue to move ahead of this storm, which may not be much. it will be ing out over the next 2 # hours, until then more wind and rain. i'll have an update on this with the national forecast coming up a little bit later. >> thank you. a rare brain-eating ameba is putting thousands of people at risk in louisiana. plus she has been called the master of the contemporary short story, meet the recipient of the nobel prize in it inture. literature.
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welcome back everyone.
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it is 28 years in prison for former detroit mayor. he was sentenced today in federal court after being convicted on more than two dozen charges. kilpatrick received the stiff sentence for creating a play to pay system set up for contracts or who wanted to do business with the city. prosecutors say kilpatrick's extensive corruption made it far worse. a potentially lethal pa pairsite has turned up in louisiana. >> reporter: she says there is nothing better for her family than being out in the country in rural louisiana. but news of a dead i will ameba
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in the water system has her concerned. >> it's like don't let them drin frk the water. there is some kind of ameba or something. >> reporter: after the death of a little boy, tests found an ameba in that water supply. state health officials conducted tests in another woman who died -- her water system. and found the same ameba. >> the only way to get it is to use the water improperly like force it up your nose. >> reporter: the system's water comes from the reservoir on the texas border. health officials say since it can't cause harm if swallowed the water is completely safe to
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drink. they did hand out pamphlets for those who wanted to be extra cautious. they will be treating the water system with straight chlorine to kill the ameba. for felicia jordan it will be a stressful couple of months. >> i guess i'm going to get them to take showers instead of baths. i hope they get it fixed soon. 16-year-old received the soccer-off award today to ensure all girls in pakistan receive an end indication. she gained global attention and admiration for her bravery after she was shot in the head by the taliban just a year ago. the eu honor was given the day before the winner of a nobel
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peace prize was announced. her name is among those considered for this year's award. a canadian writer known for her short stories has won the noble prize for literature. jonah hull has more. >> reporter: announcing the world's most prestigious prize in literature. >> the nobel prize in literature for 2013 is awarded to canadian author alice monroe, master of the contemporary short story. >> reporter: alice monroe is best known for her stories of human frailty in small-time cad i don't know life. her work was described as practically perfect. in june this year, following the 2012 publication of her latest collection, monroe announced her intention to retire.
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>> monroe couldn't be more unlike the winner last year, who's chinese and who's writing is very political and sweeping, and magic realist, whereas monroe is a very provincial writer, a realist, most of who's stories take place in the rural corner of western ontario. >> she is an absolutely excellent author. she has a power of observation that is almost uncanny. it could be a bit problematic because she through people. >> the nobel prize keeps some guessing. others thought to have been in contention this year includes a japanese writer and a bell russian writer.
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mark morgan is here now with sports headlines, and baseball, the playoffs is in full swing. and it is good stuff to behold. >> it really is. and the field is narrowing now. three of the four league championship spots are now filled. the cardinals punched their ticket last night. they jumped to a quick lead on a two-run homer by david freeze and that's all adam wainwright would need. he went the distance. the cards celebrate the third trip to the nlcs. and it's game 5 winner take all tonight. detroit sends justin verlander to the hill. the a's countered with a rookie who struck out 9 batters in 8 innings of work in this series.
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meantime the new york giant's season has been like a bad dream. after their most recent embarrassment against the eagles they traveled to meet the bears. we'll check in on post season baseball as i said, and we'll also hear there our nfl analyst as well a little later in sports. >> terrific. thank you, sir. workers at all of the country's national parks are furloughed. one map decided to take matters in his own hands. chris cox has been doing landscaping in washington, d.c. he said he is not motivated by politics, he just wants to clean up ahead of this weekend's million veteran march. >> the building behind me serves as a moral campus for the country and world, and over my
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dead body are we going to let this deteriorate. >> he emptied trash cans, and cleared branches. park police asked him to stop and ordered him to leave. triple digit gains on word of a possible break through in debt ceiling negotiations, and the government is impacting the food you put on your kitchen table and the farmers who grow it.
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welcome back to al jazeera america. i'm tony harris. here is a look at your top stories. former pakistani president is back in jail. more than 100 people were killed in an attack. on wednesday a court granted him bail in another case. he returned to pakistan in march after four years in exile.
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libya's prime minister was creased for a few hours. he was abducted by a group of armed men who accused him of corruption. he was freed later unharmed. >> i think the president wants to deal with america's pressing problems just as much as we do. but we have got to sit down and have a conversation or at least a negotiation that begins to solve these problems for the future and our kids and grandkids. >> house speaker john boehner to put a proposal on the table to raise the debt ceiling. the white house called boehner's officer encouraging, but says the president wants to see it in writing. farmers rely on hundreds of millions of dollars in subsidies and the money isn't getting to
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them. >> reporter: in central georgia, this man is tending to his farm and worrying about the gridlock in the nation's capitol. >> they can't come to a common ground. that's what i don't understand that is frustrating. >> reporter: he forms wheat and soybean, and raises cattle. he relies on reports to keep his form competitive and economically viable. >> the usda being closed has effected us, because we utilize that organization to get statistics and information so we can make plans on crops that we are going to plant next year. >> reporter: there are many farmers awaiting checks from the department of agriculture, except the department is closed. and that's a big problem for a
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lot of them looking for funds to finance their future. since local offices have been shuttered farmers cannot apply for new loans, sign up for acreages or receive checks for programs that are already enrolled in. the president blamed republicans for delaying federal farm aid. >> you have farmers waiting for loans right now, those loans cannot be processed. the republican party who says they are the party that looks out for farmers. >> reporter: here rodney is getting ready to plant next year's wheat crop, but without reports, he is blind on how much to put in the ground. he thinks the folks in washington just don't get it. >> just selfish. being very sell .ish. >> when you are trying to plant
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a crop -- we're not just competing with our neighbors. we're having to compete with farmers worldwide. >> reporter: as the winter hay grows so does it anger. with compromise as close as a field of dreams, he is ready to plant his winter wheat and is giving his republican congressman until next week before he calls him with an earful. as the shutdown continues impact on food and agriculture programs will likely become even more dire. the father of edward snowden is in russia on a visit to see his son. edward was granted temporary asylum. he was met at the airport by his son's russian lawyer. >> i'm here to learn more about my son's situation, and i am
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extremely thankful again to the russian people, president vladimir putin, and this man and his staff for the support they have provided my son in terms of keeping him safe and secure. edward snowden has a meeting wednesday with four normer whistleblowers. including thomas drake. who said edward snowden has no regret. more than 300 bodies have now been recovered from that migrant boat wreck off the coast of italy. the disaster has lead to calls for action to tackle african migration to europe. waves of people trying to get to europe set off from northern africa every day. some make it, some don't as the
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tragedy demonstrated last week. >> reporter: this is a camp close to tunisia's border near libya. the un left in june. some people were given more than a thousand dollars to move into tu knee shan towns, but some refugees chose to spend the cash on illegal boats to europe. there is concern some of the former residents may have died in the accident last week. a few hundred people turned down the money and decided to stay. >> well, i would like to get a better life, but i don't know how to get it because i am living here with out anything. so how i can get a better life,
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i don't know. >> tunisia is close to italy, but most africans are leaving on boats like this to libya, because there is less security there. these refugees have been drifting for days. this man made it to lampedusa to this coastline and then made it to france, but returned after he couldn't find work. and wants to try his luck again. >> translator: when we got there, i really felt like i crossed the seas, and then i just went back home with nothing. i didn't achieve anything there. i'm fed up and bored. i really regret coming home. >> reporter: in 2011, the italians made a deal with the tunisian government. >> when they go to places like
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france, they think they would find a big deal. they expect to find money easily there. some aren't so lucky, that's your destiny. >> reporter: more than 5,000 have made it to europe since january of this year, but the weather is about to change, and as the seas get more choppy, fewer boats will be attempting this dangerous journey. when the weather improves the boats will leave again. in the camp they are running from war, hunger, or human's rights abuses. they want to escape years of joblessness. there are so many reasons why asylum saekers will continue to risk their lives for a chance to live in europe. today marks the anniversary of the start of cuba's first war for independence. the year was 1868, and the war was against spain.
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it ignited the drive for a free cuba, a desire that still lives on today for many cuban americans and their families. but they often find themselves on opposite side of the fence. nearly 2 million cuban americans live in the united states, 59% were born in cuba. more than half arrived after 1990. for many of those who just arrived the revolution is a distant memory. their relationship with cuba is different from that of their parents. natasha spoke with one family about this generational divide. >> reporter: in this family the generations often collide. javier and allay that, sr. are exiles who fled the island as children ander aren't ready to go back.
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>> i grew up hating communism. >> for their daughters cuba was a place they had heard about and wanted to experience. >> they are a part of us, and we are a part of them, and we need to focus on bridging the gap. >> reporter: that's why both daughters twoebt cuba this year and convinced their father to come along. >> you are paying a lot to go back, a lot of that money is going right to the government, but they want to see, you know, where we're from. >> reporter: they are representative of the generational shift in the cuban american community. gone r are the days when a majority of cuban americans supported the u.s. embargo against cuba and isolationism. recent polls by the institute show there is almost an even split when it comes to the embargo and reestablishing diplomatic reshuns with cuba. >> i consider the embargo as a
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trading tool. i have not seen yet are where the cuban regime has taken a position to accept the termination of the embargo and giving some benefit to the cuban people. >> reporter: even with the split it is stressed that it is likely cuban americans will continue to elect politicians who toe the traditional line on cuban policy against even their own belief. >> reporter: >> most of the cubans don't have the right to vote, and the elite in the commune ban american community is controlled by the early exiles who tend to be more conservative. >> reporter: they have been volunteering for an organization that has been helping connect cubans to the rest of the world through cell phones and digital media. >> my sister and i as well as my
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generation have a lot more hope and are more excited about the possibilities for cuba. >> her mom is now seeing cuba through the eyes of her daughters, hope thatting perhaps one day she and other exiles will return to a free cuba. a new phone hits the market. the price tag, wait for it, a whopping $1,000, but the technology would be priceless. we'll explain. the nfl is a quarterback driven league, and the texans have a decision to make.
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a deadly fire in a clothing factory in bangladesh has
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brought the topic of worker's safety to the forefront again. ten people were killed in tuesday's late night blaze. six months ago another factory literally collapsed, killing 1100 people. craig has more on how an industry worth $20 billion is looking to provide protection for its workers. >> reporter: fire investigators thursday began shifting through what was left of the garment factory on the outskirts of bangladesh's capitol. investigators are trying to determine what caused the blaze. when the fire started, 170 workers were inside the building, and this is what confronted them. the fire burned for ten hours before it was brought under control. on thursday, family and relatives wait outside for news
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of loved ones still missing. bangladesh earns $20 billion annually from garment exports mainly to the united states and europe. that counts for two-thirds of total exports, but it comes at a high price. conditions are well below international standards. labor is cheap. many workers are forced to live in dormitories. in april the shoddy conditions were revealed globally. last november 1, '12 people died in a separate fire, which revealed unauthorized subcontracting involving western companies. workbooks found in the wreckage of the fire are said to have contained the game of companies including target, gap, and others. they had placed orders with the factory's owner, one of the
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country's biggest producers. this recent space of accidents has put the government, industrialists, and global brands under pressure to reform the industry before another accident takes place. endurance swimmer, has finished her swim to raise money for victims of superstorm sandy. she climbed out of a manhattan pool this morning, after swimming for 48 hours. last month the 64 year old became the first person to swim from florida to cuba without a shark tank. andrew thomas tells usmor about a serious jelly fish boom. >> reporter: it was an infestation that closed a nuclear power station. jelly fish.
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last week's incident in sweden could become more common as the number of jelly fish in the world's seas and oceans seems to be on the rise. warming of the world's oceans might be to blame as well as overfishing. fish markets like this one in sydney claim all of their fish come from legal grounds. big fish not eating little fish may mean more food available to jelly fish. on thursday in australia, a commission will meet to consider a new quota thought safe for the sustainability of blue fin tuna. >> the stock is down at around 5% of what its original size was. so it must have had an impact.
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what that impact is it's really hard to establish, but we need to consider both human uses, and the uses of the rest of the ecosystem. >> reporter: marine scientists have come up with a submarine lacerater that sucks up the jelly fish and spits out their remains. only tackling the underlying causes, whatever they are, will really address the jelly fish explosion. in actual oceans and seas it's jelly fish like these that people are more and more likely to come across. research into why that is is only just beginning. mark morgan is here with a day in sports.
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let's talk baseball, please. >> are you a baseball guy? >> i was at a kid, and then became a basketball guy, and then football guy. >> so the answer to my question is no. [ laughter ] >> yeah. >> but you are going to play close attention. it was a winner take all game 5 yesterday. pittsburgh a great cinderella story. the cards a model of consistency. they jumped out to a quick lead in the second, a two-run homer, would be all that adam wainwright would need. he went the distance. that is matt adams providing insurance in the 8th that gave st. louis a 5-1 lead. the cardinals advance to face the dodgers in the nlcs, and after the game wainwright
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admitted a little stage fright. >> that's probably the most nervous i have ever been. but before i pitched today i was pretty nervous. it's hard not to think back to what happened in game 5 last year. so i'm just so fired up for this team right now, cardinal fans were rocking today, and i'm just happy to be here. >> once you are able to locate your curve ball, it seems you are able to do pretty much what you want. when did you get feel? >> pretty early on. turning to the nfl now, john henry smith smoke with nfl analyst, and among the topics they discussed is quarterback mark schaub on a short leash?
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>> he is. there is no doubt about that. this didn't isn't going to go on for long. it seems like he has lost his confidence. if he throws another pick six in a game, i think you'll see him on the bench. >> that's a great point about the playoff wins. switching gears cowboys and redskins both struggled massively on the offensive side of the ball. are we going to see another 99-point shootout? >> it certainly looks that way. i talked to rg3 yesterday, and he said he is starting to feel back to normal from that knee injury, and starting to play like himself again. that is bad news for that secondary. they are giving up points at a high rate.
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we know what that cowboy's offense can do, though. they put up the points on the denver broncos yesterday. this looks like another shootout in dallas. >> and no one -- not from coach tom coughlin to the greatest giant hater you find expected the giants to be 0-5 is this the week they get a win? >> i keep saying every week, they are going to win. but they have got -- turnovers obviously are a huge thing. eli manning can't throw the interceptions. they are minus 13 in turnover ratio. this looks like a team that is in disarray, they are not very good on defense. they are throwing interceptions, they are fumbling the ball, yet they are only two games out of first place in the nfc east. if they can just get it turned ash they can get back in the
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race. >> the broncos are record 28-point favorites over the jaguars. are they going to have to invoke the mercy rule this week? >> yeah, the previous tie point spread was 1976 pittsburgh over tam pa bay. and they are controlling. peyton manning finally threw an interception last week, but he is setting all kinds of nfl records. he has 12 pro bowls. the jaguars two safeties have ten games among them. so they could top that point margin which would be something to see. but they aren't going to probably go 16-0 but this probably isn't the week they are going to lose. that's it for sports. and i have a bad feeling about the giants tonight by the way.
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>> thank goodness for geno smith. all right. the next big smartphone is here, the price tag a thousand dollars. >> reporter: here it is the galaxy round. at different angles you have see what is different about this phone. this very shallow curve it to. a allows it to feel different in the hand, and if you put it down it allows you to do some fairly gimmicky things with the phone such as rolling it to bring up information. this is the first time samsung has been able to use a flexible flat screen, and industry analysts say that opens the door to a whole nephewture. >> translator: now that the key component is flexible, it means the future shape of smartphones will be even more flexible, creating new ways of connecting and using devices.
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>> reporter: it is enough to get the enthusiasts excited at south korea's largest tech fair. >> translator: when my friends start buying them, i think i'll probably have to get one as well. >> reporter: for the moment samsung is very much testing the water with it. for now it's only selling them here in the south korean market. secretary of state john kerry was forced to cancel his trip to the philippines because of a typhoon that will make landfall tomorrow. dave warren is tracking that storm.
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♪ i'm meteorologist dave warren, we are watching india closely here. this cyclone has really intensified over the last 24 hours. the conditions are very favorable for this thing to intensify. you can see how it went from a
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blob to a circular storm with storms all around the eye. so that's an indication that this thing has really gotten powerful and intense. this is the forecast now. by saturday afternoon, local time, 155-mile-an-hour wind. just below a category 5 here in the us. so between saturday and saturday night that will be impacting that'sern coast of india. coastal flooding still a problem here over the next day or so with that northeast wind continuing, still gusting about 10 to 20 miles an hour. that water piles up in the back bays and can't get out with that northeast wind. the rain is still fairly heavy but by saturday it begins to move out. a look at the headlines is coming up.
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this is al jazeera america live from new york city. i'm tony harris with a look at today's top stories. a group of house republicans are meeting with president obama at the white house at this hour. earlier the president met with senate democrats. >> i -- listen, i think the president wants to deal with america's pressing problems just as much as we do, but in order to deal with these pressing problems we have got to sit down and have a conversation that leads to a negotiation that begins to solve these problems for the future and for frankly our kids and our grandkids. >> the white house c

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